Memorable Manitobans: Louis Mindell (1886-1958)
Born in Ukraine in 1886, son of Bessie Mindell, this Jewish immigrant moved to Winnipeg in 1905, originally opening a dry goods store on Main Street later expanding to boots and shoes. He owned the Mindell Block on Main Street in Winnipeg. On 23 June 1909, he married Rachael Kluner (1890-1970) at Winnipeg and they had five children: William Mindell (1911-1990), Marion Mindell (1913-1982, wife of Monty Saper), Edythe Rochelle Mindell (1921-2017, wife of Samuel Steinberg), Lenore Mindell (1927-2019, wife of Irving Hechter), and Evelyn Mindell (?-2003, wife of Alex Molotsky). The family lived at 292 Austin Street North. He died at Winnipeg on the 20 September 1958 and was buried in the Shaarey Zedek Cemetery.
Marriage registration [Loius Mindell, Kay Klimer], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
Birth registrations [William Mindell, Marion Mindell, Edythe Rebecca Mindell], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
“Edythe Rochelle Mindell is bride of Samuel Steinberg,” Winnipeg Tribune, 4 February 1942, page 10.
Obituary [Rachael Mindell], Winnipeg Free Press, 15 July 1970, page 34.
Obituary [Marion Saper], Winnipeg Free Press, 14 September 1982, page 56.
Obituary [William Mindell], Winnipeg Free Press, 16 June 1990, page 55.
Obituary [Evelyn Molotsky], Winnipeg Free Press, 30 August 2003.
Obituary [Edythe Steinberg], Winnipeg Free Press, 22 February 2017.
Mindell Block, 607 Main Street by Murray Peterson, City of Winnipeg Historical Buildings and Resources Committee, May 2019.
Obituary [Lenore Hechter], Winnipeg Free Press, 27 July 2019.
This page was prepared by Jordan Makichuk.
Page revised: 24 February 2023